Carpenters Join Work Stoppage At WTC Site
More than two dozen carpenters joined hundreds of laborers in a job action at the World Trade Center site and other New York City projects.
The New York City District Council of Carpenters says it didn’t encourage the job action.
On Monday and Tuesday, concrete workers walked off the job at the World trade Center site.
Cement worker Michael Pappalardi was among about 100 laborers participating Wednesday morning. He says they’ve received “no word, good or bad,” from union officials, other than to “stand strong and wait it out.”
Members of the Concrete Workers District Council have been without a contract since July 1.
Their union also says its facing pay cuts of up to 20 percent and a full-blown strike is possible.
Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward said Wednesday that a deal with concrete workers is imminent.
“I am very, very confident we’ll have some agreement to make sure that work doesn’t get delayed any further,” said Ward.
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